How to Keep your Home Warm and Cosy This Winter

keep your house warm

With winter approaching and energy bills rising, we’ve brought you some ways of keeping your home warm without creating a huge expense.

 

maison stitch stripe lined pencil pleat curtains - john lewis
maison stitch stripe lined pencil pleat curtains – john lewis

Watch your windows

Make sure that your windows are all airtight and closed completely at night. You can open them for a few hours throughout the day to allow air to circulate, but don’t forget to close them when it begins getting dark, as this is when the most of the cold wind blows in.

 

 

Close doors as you go

Rather than leaving the door to your bed or bathroom open, close them to stop the heat escaping.

winterberry checked draught excluder - marks and spencer
winterberry checked draught excluder – marks and spencer

Seal off the draught

If you have problems with unwanted air flowing in through gaps between the door and frame, purchase or make a heavy draught stopper that you can place in front. If you have this problem but with windows, dense curtains will block off a majority of the draught.

 

crock pot 10 cup rice cooker - house of fraser
crock pot 10 cup rice cooker – house of fraser

Cook

This tip kills two birds with one stone. Whether you’re baking chocolate chip cookies or cooking a casserole, you’ll get a delicious treat at the end of it as well as a toasty warm house.

 

 

autumn bloom rug - cath kidston
autumn bloom rug – cath kidston

Put rugs around the house

Floors get extremely cold, especially if you have wooden or tiled flooring, so the best thing to do is get several rugs and put them down in the areas where the floor gets coldest, such as by doors.

 

cashmere navy long gloves - handpicked collection
cashmere navy long gloves – handpicked collection

Keep the heating on constantly

Although this one seems a bit absurd, it does a great job. The trick is to leave it on a very low temperature, so you’ll be saving money but keeping warm all the same when you combine it with our other tips.

 

Heat yourself

If you try all our advice and still feel like you belong in the Antarctic, don’t reach for the thermostat yet. Heat yourself up first!

You’ll soon realise that just because turning up the heat might be the easiest way, it’s not necessarily the best or even the most efficient. Now you can enjoy winter without having to sacrifice your money or warmth!

 

 

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